10 Best Rooms with Aubusson Rugs in Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest’s 10 most highly pinned Aubusson rugs showcase the work of William T. Georgis in a Manhattan townhouse, Jacques Garcia’s Paris living room, Jorge Elias’ 17,000-square-foot home in the Jardim Europa neighborhood of São Paulo, banking heir Pedro Espírito Santo’s Lisbon residence, Nancy Morton’s warm and fashionable living room, Mark Gillette’s restored home in the English countryside, Michael Smith’s bedroom in his New York penthouse, Inga Rubenstein’s upper east side Manhattan townhouse and sitting room, and Kara Childress renovated 1933 Texas mansion.


 aubusson rugs in library in New York penthouse designed by William T. Georgis

1. This exquisite Manhattan townhouse was designed by Architect William T. Georgis. The rich colors and grand floral patterns of this Aubusson rug are a perfect fit for the monumental scale of the library. It is hard to find boldly colored large Aubusson rugs for sale.


aubusson rug with gold and blue 5019 asmara 

The Aubusson GB Rug 5019GB multi-color rug is hand woven on a traditional French Aubusson loom with a combination yarn made with multiple strands of fine wool in different shades and is not washed with chemicals so it is safe for children and pets. It is stocked in 6’x9′ and can be custom ordered in other sizes. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc. 


aubusson rug in traditional living room in Paris designed by Jacques Garcia

2. The living room of Anne McNally’s Paris apartment was completely renovated by Jacques Garcia. A floral violet and sky purple Aubusson rug grounds the living room creating a dynamic tension with the custom cream green wall of book shelves.


aubusson rug in contemporary living room designed by jorge elias in his sao paulo home

3. An Aubusson rug in cream, red and gold anchors contemporary art and extraordinary antique and contemporary furniture in the living room of architect Jorge Elias’ 17,000-square-foot home in the Jardim Europa neighborhood of São Paulo.



4. Banking heir, Pedro Espírito Santo turned top decorator designed his magnificent Lisbon residenceIn the dining room, Victorian side chairs and vintage bergères surround a mahogany pedestal table atop an oversized Aubusson rug.


Aubusson rug with gold background and red and coral accents 5002G6 Chambery  

Asmara’s Chambery Aubusson Rug 5002G6 is based on a 19th century French Aubusson rug, this spare yet elegant design has a straw gold background color overlaid with tonal designs. It is stocked in sizes 8’x10′, 9’x12′, 10’x14′, 11’x16′, 12’x18′, and 14’x20′ and can be custom ordered in other sizes. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.



5. Interior designer Nancy Morton created a warm and fashionable living room by starting with a beige and antique red Aubusson rug. Morton created interest and energy by juxtaposing the refined pattern of the Aubusson rug with the rough unfinished wood ceiling. This unexpected pairing of the refined with the rough gives this room a modern look and at the same time puts guests at ease.



6. Burley on the Hill, a 300-year-old stately home in the English countryside, was divided into six generously sized apartments in the 1990s. When Florida-based entrepreneurs Christine and John McSwaney bought one of the apartments several years later, the four-story space had already been reworked. The McSwaneys hired Mark Gillette to restore some of the lost historic charm. The Adam Room, which serves as the McSwaneys’ drawing room, is distinguished by 16-foot columns, intricate plaster work, and an Aubusson rug copied from an Adams rug in the Neoclassical style of the room.



7. Michael Smith’s bedroom in his New York penthouse has a 1805 Aubusson rug with a large circular medallion with multiple floral wreaths which Smith was not afraid to cover with the bed.


Aubusson rug with black background and gold scrolls 5115bk Lasarre

Asmara’s LaSarre Aubusson Rug has a central medallion, but because it is in the same colors as the field and the border medallion can easily be considered as part of the overall design of the rug. This makes it easy to decorate with in any room. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.


Aubusson rug with pale yellow background and green and white accents 5100GD Tosca

Asmara’s Tosca Aubusson Rug has fresh summery colors of white and green on a pale yellow background. The medallion has a soft coloration. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.


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8. In the living room of Inga Rubenstein’s upper east side Manhattan townhouse an antique Axminster rug in a classical Aubusson pattern creates a stunning setting for showcasing blue-chip contemporary art such as the Marilyn Minter painting on the left and the Rob Pruitt straight ahead. The monumental scale of the classical Aubusson rug is a fitting complement for the Beaux Arts architecture of the 14,000-square-foot, five-level limestone townhouse.


aubusson rug in manhattan sitting room designed by William T Georgis

9. A classical Aubusson rug can effortlessly unify contemporary and traditional styles as shown in Inga Rubenstein’s sitting room where a Damien Hirst butterfly painting, a Willy Rizzo cocktail table, a pair of Maria Pergay stainless-steel stools, and two Louis XVI gilt-wood armchairs create a memorable atmosphere.


 aubusson rug in living room designed by kara childress in houston river oaks

10. Decorator Kara Childress renovated Terri and John Havens’s Texas home, a 1933 mansion. The ballroom turned living room includes an antique Aubusson rug, custom-made club chairs covered in a Clarence House velvet, a pair of Empire fauteuils, a mirrored cocktail table by Ellouise Abbott, and a 19th-century writing desk. 

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